I can access Python 3 via
python3 command. But I want to make the default interpreter to use
python command for Python 3. Simple typing
python takes me to Python 2. How to upgrade?
A simple safety way would be to use an alias, by placing:
You can use
This answer Is a good example for how to set things up for simultaneously maintaining different versions of gcc/g++, for example.
just do the same with python2.7 and python 3.3
You can try the command line tool
If you get the error "no alternatives for python" then set up an alternative yourself with the following command:
Change the path
From the Ubuntu wiki:
It is not recommended to change the symbolic link because of other package dependencies, but they "have ongoing project goals to make Python 3 the default, preferred Python version in the distros".
For CLI use, like @Radu Rădeanu, I would recommend putting an alias in the user's
Scripts can then start with something like:
I would still recommend using